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Betty A. Foster (October 26, 2014)

Betty A. Foster, 92, of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of New Madison, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Betty was born on June 2, 1922 in Hollansburg, Ohio to the late Carl and Maude (Cox) Moore.

Betty retired from Corning Glass in Greenville. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Madison and the American Legion #708 in Hollansburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Foster, two sisters, two nephews, a niece and one grandson.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Roberta Vaugh of Lexington, Kentucky; three sons, Terry Joe Foster of Hollansburg, Larry Lee and Betty K. Foster of Hollansburg, and Jerry Dale and Kathy Foster Harrodsburg, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, six great, great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew; a sister, Lodene Cutts of British Columbia, and a brother, Jay Moore of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion Post #708 in Hollansburg or State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison.

Scott B. Tye (October 26, 2014)

Scott B. Tye, 53, of Troy, OH, passed away early Sunday morning, October 26, 2014 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

He was born August 6, 1961 in Toledo, son of Clayton and Lois (Bails) Tye of Toledo.

Scott had worked as a store manager for Staples. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps.
He had attended Emry-Riddle Aeronautical University and graduated from Ohio State University. He was a member of the Ginghamsburg Church and the American Legion and was an avid Ohio State fan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Liette) Tye, whom he married September 17, 1997; sons, Matthew and Joshua; a sister, Shawna; nieces and nephews; and his best friends, Scully and Spooky. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Steven Burdette for his exceptional care.

A service with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, October 31, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH. It was Scott’s request that everyone wear their favorite Ohio State clothes for the services.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4-6 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

John Robert Searls (October 26, 2014)

John Robert Searls, age 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:40 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on October 7, 1926 in Glouster, Ohio, to the late Benjamin & Elizabeth (Alderman) Searls.

John is survived by his wife of 63 years Sue (Manuel) Searls of Greenville; daughters, Diana Baker, Rebecca Searls and Gretchen Price; son and daughter in law, Mark & Linda Searls; grandchildren, Jahn and Christopher Price and Courtney, Kimberly and Mathew Searls; 10 great grandchildren; and nephew, Bob Searls.

He was a member of the United States Navy serving in WWII. Also a member of the First Universalist Church of New Madison, Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 for over 50 years, VFW, Elks, Greenville Toastmasters and Randolph County Art Association. John worked at Bornell Supply Company in Piqua, Ohio, and then worked at American Aggregates for 17 years. John really enjoyed Painting.

There will be a private memorial service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Greenville Toastmasters or First Universalist Church of New Madison. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Betty A. Foster (October 26, 2014)

Betty A. Foster, 92, of Hollansburg, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Betty was born on June 2, 1922 in Hollansburg, Ohio to the late Carl and Maude (Cox) Moore.

Betty retired from Corning Glass in Greenville. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Madison and the American Legion #708 in Hollansburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Foster, two sisters, two nephews, a niece and one grandson.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Roberta Vaugh of Lexington, Kentucky; three sons, Terry Joe Foster of Hollansburg, Larry Lee and Betty K. Foster of Hollansburg, and Jerry Jay and Kathy Foster Harrodsburg, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, six great, great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew; a sister, Lodene Cutts of British Columbia, and a brother, Jay Moore of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Sam Shilot officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion Post #708 in Hollansburg or State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison.

Norbert V. Schlater (October 26, 2014)

Norbert V. Schlater, age 86, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:48 AM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on Feb. 17, 1928 in Ft. Loramie, Ohio, to the late Fred & Bernadine (Albers) Schlater.

Norbert is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Ronald & Diana Schlater of St. Paris, Ohio, Roger & Shirley Schlater of Versailles, Ohio, David & Mary Jo Schlater of St. Henry, Ohio, Stan & Rita Schlater of Versailles, Ohio, Mike & Jayne Schlater of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Mark & Shirley Schlater of St. Paris, Ohio, Denis & Gerri Schlater of Coldwater, Ohio, and Dale & Kathy Schlater of Versailles, Ohio; daughters and sons in law, Karen & Jeff Keiser of Troy, Ohio, Vicky & Stan Nuding of Celina, Ohio, Jane & James Puckett of Urbana, Ohio, and Lois & David Bruns of Versailles, Ohio; 38 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Elmer & Carol Schlater of Sidney, Ohio; sisters and brother in law, Delores Peltier of Russia, Ohio, Velma & Jiggs Thobe of Maria Stein, Ohio, and Marlene Crusey of Sidney, Ohio; sisters in law, Norma Schlater of Ft. Loramie, Ohio, and Martha (Cy) Thobe of Chickasaw, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Vera (Schulze) Schlater whom he married on May 4, 1949; great granddaughter, Taylor Griesdorn; brothers, Herbert, Al, Vernon and Urban Schlater; sister Alma Schlater; brothers in law, Joseph Crusey and Robert Peltier; and sisters in law, Lucille Schlater and Nettie Schlater.

Norbert retired from Baumfolder as a machinist before working at the Stillwater Valley Golf Course in Versailles for 17 years. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Minster Eagles and New Bremen Senior Citizens. He enjoyed playing baseball in the Western Ohio League for many years, golfing and watching his grandchildren play their sporting events. He loved fishing, playing euchre and was an avid Reds fan.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Martins Catholic Church Cemetery, Osgood, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 2-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as on Thursday from 9-10 AM at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Diamond Club or Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donald E. “Don” Baker (October 25, 2014)

Donald E. “Don” Baker, 63, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the VA Medical Center Hospice Care Unit in Dayton.

He was born February 27, 1951 in Dayton, son of the late Donald E., Sr. and Alice (Bogan) Baker.

Don was retired from the former Corning Glass in Greenville. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his brothers, Mark (Jeannie) Baker of Greenville, Steve (companion, Marty) Baker of Indianapolis, Kevin (Dottie) Baker of Greenville, and Scott (companion, Becky) Baker of Pleasant Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life with Veterans honors will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 29 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. till 7 p.m.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

William Dennis Rich (October 25, 2014)

William Dennis Rich, age 57, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM at his residence. He was born on August 29, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio, to William Rich of Troy, Ohio and the late Betty (Sensenbaugh) Rich.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Bonita (Beisner) Rich of Greenville whom he married on April 23, 1983; sons and daughter in law, Travis & Tess Rich, Brandon Rich and Aaron Rich all of Greenville; grandsons, Landon, Logan, Liam and Larkin Rich; brother, David Rich; sister, Stacy Niezgoda; as well as their spouses and families.

He worked at Medway Tool Corporation in Troy, Ohio, as a Tool Maker.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:30 PM until the time of the service.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to A.I.M. (Amputees in motion), 1712 Williams Place, Piqua, oh 45356.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tom Magoto Sr (October 24, 2014)

Tom Magoto Sr, age 89, of Versailles OH passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center. Tom was born Jan. 17, 1925 in Darke County, OH to the late Raymond “Frenchie” and Zita (Dapore) Magoto.

Tom is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma J (Cox) Magoto whom he married on Jan. 28, 1949; sons & daughters-in-law Tom Jr “Butch” and Shila (Dapore) Magoto of Versailles; Jim and Sharon (Garrison)Magoto of Versailles; daughters and sons-in-law Teresa and Nick Knapke of Versailles, Jan and Andy Knapke of Versailles, and Missy and Jon Brooks of Miamisburg, OH; Grandchildren: Wendolyn (Magoto)Groff of Mocksville, NC; Mandy (Magoto) Egan of Los Angeles, CA; Kim (Magoto) Brooks of Versailles; John Magoto of Denver, CO; Brian Magoto of Minot, ND; Mike Williams of Versailles; Tim Magoto of Franklin, OH; Jenny (Magoto) Subler of Versailles; Adam Keiser of Versailles, Danielle Keiser of Covington, OH; Alex Brooks of Miamisburg, OH and Jake Brooks of Miamisburg, OH; 20 great-grandchildren: Logan, Makenna, Xaiden and Kiahna Groff, Graham Egan, Adia, Kierce, Nigel and Xavier Brooks, Katie, James and Alex Magoto, Matthew, Jack, Henry and Grace Subler, Cody and Conner Williams and Bryson and Colten Keiser; Brothers and sister-in-law Dave Magoto of Versailles and Frank and Judy Magoto of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was also preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law Alice and Jim “Chick” Swisher; Julie and Mike Hiatt; and brother and sister-in-law Dick and Dottie Magato.

Tom graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1943. He attended Miami University in 1943 for a semester, and then was drafted into the U.S. Army. Tom served from 1943 to 1946 in France and Germany and the Rhine River to Austria, fighting in the Battle of The Bulge and the Battle of the Rhine River. He served in General Patton’s 3rd Army, 93rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad in the 13th Division and received the following awards: American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal World War II. After returning home from WWII he went back to Miami University in 1946 and graduated in 1950 with a BS in education. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Tom then began working with the Darke County Health Department as a sanitarian in 1950 and this was the beginning of his 42 year career with the Ohio Department of Health. During these 42 years he advanced from county sanitarian to Dayton Southwest District Sanitarian to Chief of Accident Prevention and Safety in Columbus and retired in November 1972 as the Chief of Environmental Safety for the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus, OH. He was instrumental in implementing many new and innovative safety programs for the Ohio Department of Health. One of the best known of these safety programs is the Heimlich Maneuver. Tom was trained by Dr. Henry Heimlich and then Tom implemented the Heimlich maneuver instructions throughout the State of Ohio. Tom was on the adjunct faculty at Wright State University and spoke many times to Professor Jim Lucas’s students during the 1970’s and 1980’s. He is a past president of the Ohio Environmental Health Association, past director of the National Environmental Health Association, and commissioned in the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Some of the many awards he received include the prestigious National Environmental Health Association Award and the Ohio Public Health Association Award. Two of his best friends and business associates were Jim Lucas and John Todd.
Tom was also a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was proud to have served as the Master of Ceremonies (emcee) at the Versailles Memorial Day Services for over 36 years. He was one of the founding fathers of the Versailles Youth Baseball Programs. Tom was the “Voice of the Tigers” for 52 years as the public address announcer at the home Versailles football games. Tom was the Quarterback for the 1942 first ever undefeated and untied Versailles football team. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years. He was a member of the St. Denis K of C and a member of the Versailles Eagles. He was very active as a baseball and softball player for many years, and was also an umpire and officiated basketball and football games.

He was proud of his strong family association with his wife and children and grandchildren. A favorite activity that he enjoyed with his wife, Norma was Ballroom Dancing and Big Band music.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 4-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, OH. There will be a prayer service conducted by the Versailles K of C on Tuesday at 7:45 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Dayton, Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbaily.com.

Billy “Little Joe” Thompson (October 23, 2014)

Billy “Little Joe” Thompson, 74, of Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 23, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

He was born June 10, 1940 in Greenville, son of the late Robert and Delores (Boyer) Thompson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Dixie Beckett, and two brothers, Dwight and Tommy Thompson.

Joe was a bartender for the majority of his life as he enjoyed working with the public and just enjoying life. He bartended at the former Sater Lanes and retired from the Greenville Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Greenville Moose and the Moose Legion as well as the Sons of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cheryl (Dickey) Thompson, whom he married October 24, 1988; daughters, Kelly (Victor) Garza of Elkhart, IN, Melinda (Trent) Thompson of Versailles, Michele (Troy) Stewart of Union City, IN; sons, Scott (Becky) Thompson, Rodney (Valerie) Thompson, Troy Thompson all of Union City, OH, and Joe (Stacey) Thompson of Union City, IN; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a sister, Linda (Kerry) Ungericht of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 29 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Gary Oser. Burial will follow in the Greenville Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. with the Moose Lodge having a Lodge of Sorrow at 7:45 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Thelma, “Lucille” Fourman (October 14, 2014)

Thelma, “Lucille” Fourman, 91, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2014, in Sedona Arizona. Lucille was born in Fletcher, Ohio and spent 85 years of her life in her beloved New Madison. She moved to Sedona, Arizona 5 years ago to be closer to her family. Lucille, was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; parents, Claude and Tress Crickmore; sister, Pearl Eley; and brothers, Clarence and Clyde Crickmore. She is survived by her daughter, Denise, son-in-law, Patrick; granddaughter, Meagan and her husband , Rob; and 2 granddaughters, Kalyn and Danica. She also left behind nieces: Janice Riegle, Phyllis Eley, Diana Sanderson, Barbara Watson, Claudia Crickmore and a nephew, Gary Crickmore; and many grand- and great grand-nieces and nephews.

Lucille was truly a “figure” in New Madison. She was active in the community, a 50 year member of the Eta Pi Kappa Sorority, and working on the school calendar for many years. She loved and participated in the School and Darke County fairs. She drove the school bus for 17 years, and worked on the election board for 40 plus years. Lucille was also a member of the Eagles where she loved to go and dance, and play her beloved card game Euchre. Lucille absolutely loved music which continued to the end of her life. Many may have known she played the piano, but may not have known she played the violin as well.

Lucille really enjoyed traveling. She traveled to California twice a year for over 30 years which included every Christmas. Some of these trips were car trips with her friends, to places such as Branson, New York, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, Las Vegas to name a few. One of Lucille’s favorite trips was her trip to Hawaii, with a stop at Pearl Harbor where her husband Cecil had been stationed during WWII. The places she visited provided her with opportunities to be with family, friends and always meet new people.

Lucille will be missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at the New Madison United Methodist Church with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Friends and family may visit on Saturday at the New Madison United Methodist Church from 9 am until time of service. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

Dolores M. Marshall (October 23, 2014)

Dolores M. Marshall, 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM at Reid Hospital Hospice Unit. She was born April 29, 1931 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Nelson & Gladys (Miller) matchett.

She was a homemaker and member of Open Door Church of God.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Ira Marshall; Brother: Jack Matchett; Sister: Frances Matchett.

She is survived by her daughter & son in law: Jacklyn & Zdenek Beloch of Greenville; grandchildren: Jacob Baker, & Chastity Baker; and 4 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Charles H. Voigt (October 22, 2014)

Charles H. Voigt, 77 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 8:34 PM at Gardens of Celina. He was born September 13, 1937 in Greenville, Ohio the son of the late Ernest & Ethel (Harlan) Voigt. He served in the United States Army. He worked in gunsmithing. He was a member of the American Legion, Ridgeville, Indiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Barbara (Holden) Voigt; brother: Robert “Bob” Voigt.

He is survived by his sons & daughters in law: Gary & Sherry Voigt of Celina, Rex Allen & Christina Voigt of Muncie, Indiana; grandchildren: Jordan, Jada, Rex Jr. & Haley; sister: Connie Boyd of Greenville; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ranjit Singh Bajwa (October 21, 2014)

Ranjit Singh Bajwa, 84, Of Ann Arbor, MI, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Greenville, OH. A memorial service will be held in Ann Arbor, MI at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Margaret E. Yount (October 23, 2014)

Margaret E. Yount age 88, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:11 A.M. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Margaret was born January 5, 1926 in Portland, Indiana to the late Alva & Dorothy (Mills) Journay.

Margaret is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Keith & Carol Yount of Union and Mike Yount of Greenville; daughter & son-in-law, Cathy & Tom White of Union; grandchildren, Gina Roberts, Ty & Holly Yount, Brian White and Lori & Mike Study; great-grandchildren, Morgan Roberts, Jocelynn Clark and Evie Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Yount; daughter, Linda Yount; brothers, Paul Journay and Richard Journay; and sister, Garnet Tomlinson.

Margaret retired from Neff Lettering in Greenville where she worked in shipping and receiving. Margaret was a member of the EUM Church in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery in the new section. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the church of your choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ron E. Van Vickle (October 20, 2014)

Ron E. Van Vickle, age 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:14 PM at his residence. He was born on October 16, 1933 in Union City, Indiana, to the late Joseph & Martha (Wasson) Van Vickle.

Ron is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Edger) Van Vickle of Greenville, whom he married on October 15, 1955; sons and daughters in law, Joe & Cheryl Van Vickle of Greenville and Jim & Jennifer Van Vickle of Waukesha, WI; daughter and son in law, LeAnn & Steve Schlamb of Monroe, OH; grandsons, Zachary and Jessica Van Vickle of Greenville, Patrick Schlamb of Monroe, OH, Nicholas Schlamb of Monroe, OH, and Connor Van Vickle of Waukesha, WI; sister, Susan Weisenbarger of Arcanum; best friend, Sudz; first cousins, Richard Wasson Union City, IN and William Wasson of OH; as well as extended family and numerous friends.

He was a member of the United States Navy being honorably discharged as an E-3 Corpsman in 1957. He worked at the former Westinghouse, Union City, IN; Retired from a career as a Darke County Law Enforcement Officer. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Greenville Chapter #177 Royal Arch Masons of Ohio; Darke County York Rite Council; Matchett Council #91 Royal & Select Masons of Ohio and Sidney Commandery #46. He was a past member of the Blue Knights of Dayton and SOFA. He loved camping and music.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 4-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with the Greenville Masonic Lodge conducting a Masonic Memorial Service followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Service at 7:45 PM at the funeral home. There will a private graveside service held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating as well as the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard conducting a graveside military service.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., 1033 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 5, Flower Mound, TX 75022 or the Shriners Hospital for Children. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Joann (Osborne) Deal (October 20,2014)

Joann (Osborne) Deal, 64, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on October 20,2014 at at her residence. Joann was born on July 1,1950 in Jellico, Tennessee to the late Lawrence and Ruby (Richmond)Osborne.

Joann loved to go camping and fishing. She enjoyed quilting and painting figurines. Joann's most precious past time was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Joann is preceded in death by her husband, Richard N. Deal Sr., two sons, Richard N. Deal Jr. and Benjamin D. Deal and two brothers.

Joann is survived by two sons, Keith Deal and fiance, Denae Stonerock of Union City, Ohio and Vincent Deal and Melissa Sparks of New Madison; five grandchildren, Sara, Chanler, Joey, and Chelsea Deal; three brothers, Edward, Jack, and Ronnie Deal; and a sister, Sue Lawson.

There will be no public services.

The family is being served by Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

Donald E. Swank (October 20, 2014)

Donald E. Swank 89, of Greenville, Ohio passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio.

He was born May 24, 1925 in Ft. Jefferson, Ohio, son of the late Ira and Pauline (Foureman) Swank. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Swank.

Don was a farmer, a lifelong poultry raiser and worked at Union City Body Co. for 25 years. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Wanda J. (Cool) Swank of 68 years, whom he married in 1946; children, Steven Swank, of Greenville, Niles (Becky) Swank of Greenville, Bruce (Julie) Swank of Troy, Stephanie Sherry of Greenville; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and a brother, C. William (Helen) Swank of Columbus, OH.

Services will be held Saturday, October 25 at 10:00AM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Mote Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, from 5 PM till 7 PM. The family request that memorial donations be given to Community United Methodist Church or Center of Neurological Development PO Box 117 Burkettsville, Ohio 45310

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Paul E. Quinn (October 19, 2014)

Paul E. Quinn, age 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 6:40 PM at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1932 in Miami County, Ohio to the late Albert & Lucy (Swartz) Quinn.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nina (Corn) Quinn of Greenville whom he married on September 21, 1957; sons and daughters in law, Tim (Juanita) Quinn of Greenville, Ed (Debbie) Quinn of Greenville, Jeff (Malinda) Quinn of Greenville, Kevin (Michelle) Quinn of Versailles; daughter Pam Poston of Greenville; 4 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 9 step great grandchildren; brothers Ebbert Quinn of Columbus, OH, John (Sharon) Quinn of New Weston and Jack (Beverly) Quinn of Greenville; sister, Mary Alice Wojciechowski of Edwall, Washington; sisters in law, Norma (Charles) Berk of Tipp City, Wanda (Jerry) Flayler of Tipp City and Sandy Kirkpatrick of Greenville; brothers in law, Ronnie (Linda) Corn of Tipp City, Steve Corn of Troy and Jerry Corn of Van Wert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Mabel Wojciechowski.

Paul enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and mowing grass. He attended church and was a strong devoted Christian. He enjoyed harness racing where he road and was a trainer. He loved to laugh and most of all loved being a great husband, dad and grandpa.

There will be a service held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Michael R. Mong (October 18, 2014)

Michael R. Mong age 67, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:44 A.M. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville. Michael was born December 14, 1946 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Richard L. & Mona J. (Crawford) Mong.

Michael is survived by his brothers & sisters-in-law, Joe & Evelyn Mong of Portland, Indiana, Chris & Dixie Mong of Greenville, Tim Mong of Greenville, Phil & Linda Mong of Piqua and Steve & Lilly Mong of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sisters & brothers-in-law, Sally & Tom Lephart of Greenville, Carol & Ed Hill of New Madison, Jane Mong of Greenville and Amy Mong of Greenville; brothers-in-law, Tim H. Harsh of Greenville and Tom J. Harsh of Greenville; sister-in-law, Jean Mong of Richmond, Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Michael was also preceded in death by his wife, Dianna L. (Harsh) Mong on October 16, 2008; and brother, Tom Mong.

Michael served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Michael was a truck driver for Classic Carriers in Versailles, Ohio. He was a life member of the Greenville V.F.W.; member of the Greenville American Legion and Greenville Moose Lodge.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter 1170 Old Henderson Rd. Suite 221 Columbus, Ohio 43220. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Norma Jean (Kennon) Garrison (October 16, 2014)

Norma Jean (Kennon) Garrison, age 91 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:30 P.M. Thursday October 16, 2014 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center Greenville, Ohio. Norma was born January 18, 1923 in Jackson Township Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Elwood and Artie (James) Kennon.

She retired in 1986 as an executive secretary at the former Cadillac Gage Company of Greenville, where she had been employed for 27 years.

Norma was a 1941 graduate of Union City, Indiana High School, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville where she had served as a Deacon of the Church, a former member of the Criterion Literary Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Lady Bug Garden Club, Greenville Elk’s Lodge and the former Greenville Country Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Max Garrison in 1988; Sister Marcelle Penrod and Brother James Kennon.

Norma is survived by her son Kristopher Kim Garrison of Greenville; Sister Patsy Gordon of Fairborn; brother in law David Penrod of Beavercreek and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday October 21, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com